lou piniella sleepingI am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 36 hours straight, until slightly past MLB’s July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, thanks to your generous donations to Make-A-Wish. I’ll be doing recaps on the process throughout the day, but you’ll also see normal posting (Bullets, Series Preview, Pre-Gamin’, EBS), as well as an uptick in rumor/trade posts.

That was certainly a frustrating loss, which came after a frustrating loss, and led to a frustrating doubleheader.

But hey, tomorrow is here (in the East, anyway)!

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

Jake Peavy is headed to the Red Sox in a three-team deal involving the Tigers. That could shake loose some reactive movement. I also did a little prospect update, because there’s other stuff going on, you know?

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

The Peavy trade, naturally. It comes with Jose Iglesias going to the Tigers, which tells me they know Jhonny Peralta is going to be suspended soon. Does that mean the Rangers know the same thing about Nelson Cruz?

Current Thoughts About the Chicago Cubs’ Trade Deadline Strategy/Execution:

Not much update here. The Cubs are likely discussing many, many possibilities, but it’s quiet for now.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino from my fridge. Ooh la la.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

I hate all of you that are soon going to sleep. Or those of you who already have, but you’re not seeing this. Until tomorrow, anyway.

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

Your Visual Update:

  • ripitrizzo

    ive been in arizona for a week and just got back to iowa. dont have to be back to work till thursday. so in my mind im still on vacation. ima try my damndest to stay up through the night and as long as i can tom. lets hope for some crazy shit to happens. GO CUBBIES!! On a side note the pheonix airport is crazy!!!

  • CubsFaninMS

    Don’t feel like you’re the only one awake, Brett. This Mississippi boy is still awake and about to do a cardio workout. BAM! Have you thought about blogging whilst on a treadmill?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      The Wife said I should do a middle-of-the-night workout. But I’m thinking that would wake me up big-time, only to send me crashing afterwards.

      • waittilthisyear

        how much longer have you got to stay up?

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          Until 5pm CT.

          • waittilthisyear

            ay. bueno suerte.

      • Chopstick Fooey

        Watching Charlie Murphy on the Chapelle show will make you laugh so hard it keeps you awake. Check this one out…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaKHR6oe52Q

        • waittilthisyear

          watched the entire “charlie murphey’s true hollywood stories: rick james” episode last night, laughed so hard i woke up my girlfriend, even though i have seen in 90 times. cocaine is a hell of a drug

          • http://bleachernation.com someday…2015?

            Unity!!! 😀

    • themusicbox

      “Whilst” better be carefull with the redneck words!!!

  • HCS

    Hour 20. Still going strong? I’d make a stronger attempt at keeping up with you, but I helped a friend move today (So many stairs…) and I think something is shutting dowwwwwwww…

    Umm, Stay Strong, Brett. You’re doing good work.

  • Chris

    Envision Peavy pitching big time game for Sox with a blood soaked sock and shoulder hanging loosely from socket.

  • Vulcan

    Looking forward to reading all the posts I missed in the morning. Good luck!